Young wife, Gracie yearns for newlywed innocence. Abiathar wants to secure it for her. Their trek has been anything but blissful. Stomach their journey. Strengthen your faith through their experience. Glimpse miracles and tribulations of future pioneers as you live vicariously through this young family.
How did you decide to create a trailer and what was your experience?
I have heard that book trailers are a great way to generate excitement about a new book. I had never tried one, until I discovered Animoto.com, which is simple and easy to use, and allows you to make free 30-second trailers. Results still pending.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
An often overlooked prophecy in the Old Testament regarding the last days inspired me to write this story. Originally, I wrote the story for a writing contest that had a 750-word limit. While the story did not win any awards, several readers liked it enough to request a more developed short story. I reworked it into a short story of about 3700 words, and readers are now asking for a full length novel. That is encouraging. And yes, one is in the works.
Ilyan Kei Lavanway is a fresh new face in the world of indie authors and publishers. His unique name could prove to be an asset as an author and publisher. Mr. Lavanway is married and has one son who has Down’s syndrome. Mr. Lavanway grew up in Wenatchee and Waterville, Washington State. He is the oldest of seven siblings. He spent his high school summers driving wheat trucks and combines during harvest, earning cash to support his first love, the love of flight. He was an avid private pilot in his teens. Ironically, for all his love of aviation, Mr. Lavanway’s 14 years in the United States Air Force never landed him a flight crew assignment. Nope. He was kicking it subterranean school in a capsule beneath the North Dakota plains as an ICBM launch officer for his first four years of service, followed by a year of really uninteresting work in a vault, on base. His next two years took him up near the Canadian border, to the giant, phased array early warning radar site outside Cavalier, North Dakota. Then, he was off to California. Academic assignments filled the final seven years of his military service. By the time he left active duty, Mr. Lavanway had discovered his passion for writing. Since life has thrown him a few curves that make it impractical for him to return to flying airplanes, Mr. Lavanway has poured his heart into writing. His education includes a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in Space Studies. Mr. Lavanway’s aptitudes for aviation and sciences show in some of his stories. His works offer unusual perspectives, giving readers rich depth of thought.